A look back at Ipswich in September 1984 featuring Sir Cliff Richard
- Credit: RICHARD SNASDELL
In September 1984 there was a marathon, the grand opening of the Ipswich Ski Centre, a visit from Sir Cliff Richard and more. Can you see anyone you know in the pictures?
In September 1984 hundreds of runners filled the streets of Ipswich to run the Ipswich Marathon. The course took the runners all over the town including along the waterfront.
This wasn’t the only sporting event to take place that month, the town also saw the opening of the Ipswich Ski Centre.
The grand opening saw crowds of people putting on a pair of skies and testing out the new slopes. Were you one of those?
It was a busy month for our town and one which pleased beer lovers as an Ipswich beer festival took place at the Corn Exchange - visitors enjoyed sampling the various beers on offer.
In the same month we welcomed back pupils at Britannia School by sending down our photographer to take pictures of them as they begun their new school year.
However, children at Thomas Wolsey School had a much bigger surprise when Sir Cliff Richard visited them ahead of his Gaumont show to give the children a special assembly show.